hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
James Russell Lowell, Among my books 32 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 26 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1 22 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier 18 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 17 5 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 16 0 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1 8 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 8 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 8 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 8 0 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 312 results in 108 document sections:

1 2 3 4 5 6 ...
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
hem to escape; eaten by the gnawing worms which their own wounds had engendered; with no bed but the earth; no covering save the cloud or the sky; these men, these heroes, born in the image of God, thus crouching and writhing in their terrible torture and calculating barbarity, stand forth in history as a monument of the surpassing horrors of Andersonville as it shall be seen and read in all future time, realizing in the studied torments of their prison-house the ideal of Dante's Inferno and Milton's Hell. So industriously have these statements been circulated — so generally have they entered into the literature of the North--so widely have they been believed, that the distinguished gentleman from Georgia (Hon. B. H. Hill), who ventured upon a calm reply, in which he ably refuted the assertions of Mr. Blaine, has been denounced by the Radical press as a co-conspirator with Jeff. Davis to murder Union prisoners, and has been told by even some of our own papers that his speech was ve
91. ho! sons of the Puritan! The Cavaliers, Jacobites, and Huguenots who settle the South, naturally hate, condemn, and despise the Puritans who settled the North. The former are master races — the latter, a slave race, descendants of the Saxon serfs.--De Bow's Review. who through a cloud, Not of war only, but detractions rude, Guided by faith and matchless fortitude, To peace and truth thy glorious way hast ploughed.--Milton's Sonnet to Cromwell. Ho! sons of the Puritan! sons of the Roundhead! Leave your fields fallow, and fly to the war! The foe is advancing, the trumpet hath sounded-- To the rescue of freedom, truth, justice, and law! Hear His voice bid you on, Who spake unto Gideon: “Rend the curtains of Midian, From Heshbon to Dor!” From green-covered Chalgrave, from Naseby and Marston, Rich with the blood of the Earnest and True, The war-cry of Freedom, resounding, bath passed on The wings of two centuries, and come down to you: “Forward! to glory ye, Thou
ille Times speaks in the following terms: He was a selfish, egotistical, vain-glorious, shallow man, who had no sympathy whatever with those who were outside of his aristocratic circle. He looked on his slaves in the same light that Fielding's Parson Trullaber looked on his fat hogs, and prized their bodies a good deal more than the souls of his sheep. Indeed, the sheep of his pastorate grazed not tender grass, or succulent clover, but polk weed. Of them it might be said in the words of Milton's Lycidas: The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread: Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing sed. His preaching was, of course, execrable. Those who have unfortunately been compelled to listen to his discourses say that they would rather be shot at by his cannons in the field than listen to his church canons in the pulpit. In his rubric, self was God, th
it seems that he had played, And so in Heaven could no longer stay. But war, I'm satisfied, he never made, As Milton tells us. There was no display Of spears and shields and other like “material,” And loud explosions from the guns ethereal. No! Milton's epic's very far from true-- (A stately story, but a sorry quiz,) So, let the devil ever have his due, And do not paint him blacker than he is. For he to “set a squadron” never knew, Nor ever heard a single bullet whiz. No, he had failed to ruleress, Because his plottings had been counteracted; The rule of others only would oppress, He said; and so to rule, himself, exacted; But failing, took his leave, and sundry minions-- Dropping headlong into his own dominions. And this was all. So Milton's solemn song Belies the devil, (in angelic verse,) For Lucifer is guiltless of the wrong Of armed rebellion! This is something worse Than even he enacted, when on pinions strong The gulf to Erebus he did traverse. No, no — he's bad enough; b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harris, William Thaddeus 1826-1854 (search)
Harris, William Thaddeus 1826-1854 Author; born in Milton, Mass., Jan. 25, 1826; graduated at Harvard College in 1846. He was the author of Epitaphs from the old burying-ground at Cambridge, and editor of History of New England and of the third volume of the Historical and Genealogical register. He died in Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 19, 1854.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hutchinson, Thomas 1711-1780 (search)
had not fully recovered from the state of mind which they were in the preceding night. Great pains had been taken to persuade them that the obstructions they had met with, which finally brought on the loss of the tea, were owing to his influence; and, being urged to it by his friends, he left the town, and lodged that night at the castle, under pretence of a visit to his sons, who were confined there with the other consignees of the tea. Failing in an attempt for a council the next day at Milton, he met them, three days after, at Cambridge, where they were much divided in their opinion. One of them declared against any step whatever. The people, he said, had taken the powers of government into their hands—any attempt to restrain them would only enrage them, and render them more desperate; while another observed that, having done everything else in their power to prevent the tea from being landed, and all to no purpose, they had been driven to the necessity of destroying it, as a l
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McDonald, Flora 1720- (search)
McDonald, Flora 1720- Heroine; born in Milton, South Vist, Hebrides, in 1720; rescued Charles Edward Stuart, the Pretender, from his pursuers in 1746; married Allan McDonald in 1750; came to America in 1773, and settled among other Scotch families at Cross Creek (now Fayetteville), N. C. When the Revolutionary War broke out, she and her husband, like most of the Scotch people, espoused the cause of the crown. Her husband was a captain of the Loyal Highlanders in North Carolina, and was among the defeated at Moore's Creek Bridge After experiencing various trials because of their political position. Flora and her family returned to Scotland before the close of the war, in which two of their sons were loyalist officers. One of them, John, became a distinguished man, and a fellow of the Royal Society. On her voyage to Scotland from America the ship was attacked by an enemy, and Flora, though nearly sixty years of age, bravely engaged in the fight and had her arm broken. The stir
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nicholas, Wilson Cary 1757-1820 (search)
Nicholas, Wilson Cary 1757-1820 Legislator; born in Hanover, Va., about 1757; son of Robert Carter Nicholas; was educated at the College of William and Mary; served as an officer in the Revolutionary War, and was commander of Washington's Lifeguard at the time of its disbandment in 1783. He was United States Senator in 1799-1804; member of Congress in 1807; collector of the ports of Norfolk and Portsmouth in 1804-7; and governor of Virginia in 1814-17. He died in Milton, Va., Oct. 10, 1820.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Russell, Jonathan 1771-1832 (search)
Russell, Jonathan 1771-1832 Diplomatist; born in Providence, R. I., in 1771; graduated at Brown University in 1791; studied law; but became a merchant, and his taste led him into political life, though he never sought office. He was one of the commissioners who negotiated the treaty at Ghent, in 1814; and after that was United States minister at Stockholm, Sweden, for several years. On his return to the United States, he settled at Mendon, Mass., which district he represented in Congress in 1821-23. Although he was a forcible and elegant writer, little is known of his literary productions excepting an oration delivered in Providence on July 4, 1800, and his published correspondence while in Europe. He died in Milton, Mass., Feb. 19, 1832.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
bout 1,300 of his infantry. The remainder, with the cavalry, escaped. Sheridan, with about 1,800 cavalry, skirmished in several places with the Confederates, and finally at Thompson's Station, after a sharp engagement, captured some of his antagonists and drove Van Dorn beyond the Duck River. He returned to Murfreesboro with nearly 100 prisoners, with a loss of ten men killed and wounded. On March 18, Col. A. S. Hall with 1,400 men was attacked by Morgan, the guerilla, and 2,000 men at Milton, 12 miles from Murfreesboro. With the aid of Harris's battery, in a three hours struggle Hall repulsed Morgan, who lost 300 or 400 men killed and wounded. Early in April, Gen. Gordon Granger was in command at Franklin, building a fort near. He had about 5,000 troops. Van Dorn attacked him there (April 10) with 9,000 Confederates. The latter intended if successful to push on and seize Nashville, but he was repulsed with a loss of about 300 men. Rosecrans sent Col. Abdel D. Streight (q.
1 2 3 4 5 6 ...